You own five different types of salt (kosher, table, sea salt, fine sea salt and Maldon). You have a verdant herb garden growing in the backyard. You’d rather try a new restaurant than return to your local corner spot. And whether you notice it or not, your kids are watching your every move.
It’s no surprise that an increasing number of food-minded parents are raising their kids to care about food as a hobby, too. And recently, we've noticed an increasing number of food-related programs marketed to the younger set.
Case in point: New meal-delivery kits, like Raddish Kids and Kidstir, are designed to teach kids how to cook for themselves. Because why give little Bobby an Easy-Bake Oven when he could be having just as much fun whipping up his own lunch? Sounds like a win-win to us.
Many parents are also opting to send their children to schools with student-run gardens. One World Project in New York City and The Northwest School in Seattle both supplement their cafeteria food with produce the kids grow themselves. What better way to get your son to eat his fruits and veggies?
Today, he’ll make his own PB&J, and in 15 years he might be opening a Michelin-star restaurant (or at least making a reservation at one).